4173.0 Making Healthcare Work in Rural Settings

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Rural communities present with unique challenges to healthcare access and delivery. This session will describe the organizational infrastructure and internal capacity building required to focus rural health departments on disease prevention.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Identify the advantages of a home-based garden project compared to a community project in rural communities. Identify how public health programs can provide valuable skills and resources for communities in developing countries. Explain and apply the role of the human rights framework and its value for local policy change. Describe the growing problem outmigration from rural to urban Alaska.
Patricia Wilson, MPH Candidate

Growing healthy habits in rural West Virginia communities: Evaluation of the Kids Garden Project pilot
Michelle Komosinski, MHS, Jill Nolan, MA, Geri Dino, PhD, Nancy O'Hara Tompkins, PhD, Brittany Drake, Elizabeth Prendergast, MS, CHES, Valerie Frey-McClung, MA, Robyn Hess, Keri Kennedy, MPH and Kristy Blower, MA
RURAL COMMUNITY HEALTH DEVELOPMENT: US Public Health Students Work from 2001-2009
Clara Haignere, PhD, MPH, CHES, Elizabeth Buckingham, MSW/Public Health Student, Aasit Nanavati, BS Public Health, Franchesca Ali, BS Public Health, Megan Halkins, BS Public Health Student, Safiya Yearwood, BS Public Health, Acacia Asbell, Social Work Student, Ashley Roseboro, Neuroscience Student, Ian Ross, Cognitive Science Student, Linh Nguyen, Student, Peter Zavitsanos, MPH(c) and Rosalie De Lombaert, Student
Reducing Outmigration by Addressing the Health Needs and Concerns of Rural Alaskans
David Driscoll, PhD, MPH, MA, Bruce Dotterrer, MS, Jenny Miller, DrPH MS MPH and Hannah Voorhees, MA
Transforming a rural health department to address chronic disease prevention and health equity
Terri Fields Hosler, MPH, RD, Donnell Ewert, MPH, Andrew Deckert, MD, MPH, Robin Schurig, MPH and Louis Jarvis, MA

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)